About Us

Our Group Practice


We are a multidisciplinary group of independently practicing Doctoral and Master's level licensed therapists including a psychologist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. We offer help to meet most mental health and relational needs. Capstone Counseling serves the greater Seattle area including King County and Snohomish County from our office in Edmonds.

 The Capstone Counseling name is for identification purposes. Counselors are independent practitioners solely responsible for the evaluation and treatment of their clients

Our Treatment Focus


Our goal is to assist people to become fully functioning psychologically, relationally and spiritually. We strive to restore individuals and reconcile relationships, providing hope for the future.

Our Values


The beliefs of all clients are treated with respect and sensitivity, and many of our clients hold other world views. The highest standards of our profession are followed for every client regardless of religious beliefs and world view.

Our Counselors

Elsa Hwee, Psy. D.


Elsa Hwee is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Washington providing counseling services to children, teenage girls, and women in the Puget Sound area.  

Elsa provides help with women’s issues (depression, abuse, relationship problems, spiirtual concerns) and children’s issues (behavioral problems, recovery from divorce, abuse).  Goals include emotional expression and regulation and implementing new ways to act and think.

Elsa works with children age 5 and older, teenage girls, and adult women. With young children, parenting consultation is also provided to support the family.

Elsa graduated from the University of Calgary, Canada and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, OR.  Life training includes growing up in Canada, immigrating to the US, being married for 20+ years and homeschooling her three children.  As a Christian, her relationship with Christ is the foundation for all she does.  Your personal faith and values will be treated with respect and included in counseling as desired. 

Pam Barney, ARNP


Pam Barney is a licensed Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle Pacific University and her Master of Nursing from the University of Washington. Her training and experience include clinic, hospital and research settings. She has been in practice since 1995.

As a  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Pam provides psychotherapy and medication management for her clients, tailoring her treatment to the needs, goals, and  personality of each individual person. 

She sees adults, 18 years of age and older, who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, recovery from abuse, grief, loss, struggles with self-esteem, life transitions, and symptom management of stress-related health issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), headaches, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. 

Pam’s Christian faith influences her values and worldview. Clients are always welcome to include the integration of faith into their work with Pam, but she leaves this decision up to each individual person. 

Contact Us

Give us a call!

For more information or to make an appointment, our receptionist is available to answer your questions  from Monday through  Friday,  9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

After hours,  you can leave your phone number and times you can be reached and we will return your call within one business day.

Capstone Counseling

23607 Highway 99, Suite 3-D, Edmonds, WA 98026

(425) 640-9777